Black Desert Online for XB1X Playable at Gamescom in “True 4K” Resolution; Launches Early 2018


PearlAbyss announced that Black Desert Online for Xbox One X is playable at Gamescom 2017. They also revealed that it will run at "true 4K" resolution, which should mean native 4K.

CEO Jung Kyungin said:

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We are very excited to reveal the first playable Xbox One X version of Black Desert at Gamescom and we are looking forward in welcoming the first adventurers to our console version, which will be playable in crisp, true 4K resolution.

The game is expected to be available on Xbox One at some point in early 2018, according to the press release, which also provided an overview of Black Desert Online's accomplishments so far.

Since its launch in Korea in December 2014, Black Desert has been successfully serviced worldwide in Japan, Russia, North America, Europe and Taiwan. It has been purchased by over 1.5 million players in North America and Europe and was voted as the best MMORPG by in 2016.

New game footage captured Xbox One X version will be revealed for the first time through Mixer Gamescom Live on 22nd along with the interview with the Executive Producer to share more details about Black Desert on Xbox One.

We've covered Black Desert Online several times on Wccftech. Chris reviewed the PC version a little over a year ago, rating it 8/10 and stating:

Black Desert Online is the most refreshingly unique MMO around. Introducing many new game mechanics and ways to play in a world that's so exquisitely designed, with characters, building, monsters and even the weather all working together to make the best looking MMO to have ever been released, BDO is only really let down by the game's unwillingness and/or inability to properly explain its mechanics. The post-launch updates have been great so far and there's no reason to think the game won't keep improving.